Cross O' Th Hill, Malpas


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
'Far From The Madding Crowd' was written by Thomas Hardy and first published in 1874. The title of this classic novel is an apt description of the setting for Hillcroft, in its tranquil semi-rural setting, as seen in 2017!

Do not for one moment think that it is isolated; far from it as there are neighbouring properties. However, it is screened on three sides by mature trees, hedges, bushes and shrubs, whilst also backing onto paddocks with far reaching views over countryside, so it is very peaceful and a truly wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life.

If you need to pop down to the local shops, the centre of Malpas is only a mile away and other local amenities here include pubs, restaurants, doctor, dentist, church and the highly acclaimed Bishop Heber High School.

The market town of Whitchurch (about 6 miles away) has a more comprehensive range of shops and amenities including a railway station. There are good road links to nearby Chester, Wrexham and Shrewsbury. At the end of the day, you will undoubtedly feel uplifted when you can leave these towns behind, hit the open countryside and return home, without doubt feeling that you are 'far from the madding crowd'.

The property offers very flexible accommodation with bedrooms on both upper and lower levels; this may prove to be an asset if you require accommodation for a dependent relative such as an elderly parent or an boisterous teenager, ensuring everyone has a degree of privacy, away from one another!

The spacious reception hall is a room within itself and the open plan granite kitchen/dining/family room is ideal for entertaining, with its bespoke hand painted kitchen and Rayburn at one end and relaxed eating/sitting area at the other. This space can be increased by opening the double doors from the sitting room next door. Both rooms have access to the rear garden. It has been tastefully decorated throughout and the spacious rooms have a contemporary feel.

Outside, there is ample off-road parking in the gravel driveway and the gardens are easily managed and feel larger than they really are (particularly at the rear) due to the open rural aspect.

In summary, if your idea of bliss is waking up in the morning to bird song and horses in the fields, this property makes for perfect living. Not only that, you will enjoy a spacious family/country home with adaptable accommodation that is still within easy reach of major conurbations. Call us and book a viewing to see it for yourselves!

Impressive Reception Hall

12' 8'' x 11' 5'' (3.86m x 3.48m)

and 12' x 3' 10" (3.65m x 1.17m) Polished Indian Slate floor, recessed ceiling spotlights, loft hatch, front facing double glazed window, radiator and staircase to first floor.

Sitting Room

21' 4'' x 11' 4'' (6.50m x 3.45m)

Fireplace with MORSO log burning stove on quarry tiled hearth, corniced ceiling, fitted bookshelves with TV/storage cabinet below, polished woodblock floor, corniced ceiling, rear facing double glazed window, double glazed sliding patio doors to rear garden and double panelled doors leading to:-

Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room

28' 11'' x 14' 10'' (8.81m x 4.52m)

Narrowing to 11' 6" (3.50m) Belfast sink, adjacent granite topped bespoke base units (including drainer) with drawers, cupboards, storage and plumbing for dishwasher below. Further matching range of base units incorporating BOSCH 4 ring electric ceramic hob with BOSCH electric oven and grill below, free-standing RAYBURN oil fired cooker with 2 hotplates having 2 ovens below and also supplying the central heating. Rear and 2 front facing double glazed windows, recessed ceiling spotlights, 2 radiators, polished Indian slate floor, built-in storage cupboard under stairs with light, wall mounted plate rack with shelf above and side facing double glazed french double doors leading to the rear garden.

Walk-In Pantry

6' 10'' x 4' 6'' (2.08m x 1.37m)

Front facing double glazed window, polished Indian slate floor, granite worktops with shelves and wine rack below, wall shelves and glazed china display cabinet.

Utility Room

6' 10'' x 5' 7'' (2.08m x 1.70m)

Stainless steel sink and drainer inset in full width worktop with storage and plumbing for washer below, extractor fan, polished Indian slate floor, part tiled walls, rear facing double glazed window and double glazed stable back door.

Boot Room/Cloakroom

6' 10'' x 5' 3'' (2.08m x 1.60m)

White suite comprising wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Side facing double glazed window, radiator and polished Indian slate floor.

Bedroom 3/Guest Room

11' 7'' max x 11' 4'' (3.53m max x 3.45m)

Front and side facing double glazed windows, corniced ceiling and radiator.

En-Suite Bathroom

8' 2'' x 7' 2'' (2.49m x 2.18m)

White suite comprising panelled bath with mixer taps and shower attachment, wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Part tiled walls, front facing double glazed window, corniced ceiling, extractor fan and radiator.

Bedroom 4

11' 5'' x 11' 3'' (3.48m x 3.43m)

Side and rear facing double glazed windows, corniced ceiling, double-door built-in wardrobe and radiator.


7' 4'' x 6' 0'' (2.23m x 1.83m)

Double glazed Velux roof skylight window and double door airing cupboard with insulated hot water cylinder. Low access door leads to:-


33' 3'' x 10' 0'' (10.13m x 3.05m)

Part boarded, side facing window and sloping ceiling with maximum head height 6' 3" (1.90m).

Bedroom 1

14' 10'' x 11' 1'' (4.52m x 3.38m)

Rear facing double glazed window and radiator.

Bedroom 2

11' 7'' x 9' 9'' (3.53m x 2.97m)

Front facing double glazed window and radiator. Low access door leading to:-

Built-In Storage Room/Study

10' 7'' x 6' 0'' (3.22m x 1.83m)

Double glazed Velux roof skylight window, light and sloping ceiling with maximum head height 6' 3" (1.90m).

Family Bathroom

7' 4'' x 6' 0'' min (2.23m x 1.83m min)

White suite comprising panelled bath with electric shower unit over and folding glazed shower screen, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Double glazed Velux roof skylight window, part tiled walls and double radiator.


Gravel driveway via 5 bar gate and having off-road parking for several vehicles. Oil storage tank and outside cold-water tap.

Lawned front garden with 3 ornamental apple trees and screened from the road by mature, neatly tended hedges, mature bushes and beautiful Copper Beech tree.

Enclosed rear garden laid to lawn on 2 levels, divided by a low sandstone wall and steps with flower and shrub beds. Conifer hedge, bamboo, bushes and trees. Lovely raised timber deck with ample space for garden furniture. 2 useful timber garden sheds, side gravel utility area and the rear boundary is a ranch fence with terrific views over neighbouring pony paddocks with countryside views beyond.


Mains water and electricity. Septic tank drainage.

Central Heating

Oil fired RAYBURN supplying radiators and domestic hot water.

Arrange viewing 01948 665566

AJ Reid - Whitchurch

23 Green End, Whitchurch, Shopshire, SY13 1AD

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